Rainbow Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to medium, 3-5' in 4 to 5 yearsMature Height - 3-6'Mature Width - 3-6'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect white fragrant, slender-urn shaped, bloom April to May on 2-3" long, auxiliary racemes that hang downFruit - Capsule, dehiscent, 5-valvedLeaf - Fall Color - Genetically controlled, some bronze, reddish-purple, or greenBark - Long slender with little or no lateral branches, green to glabrous and shinyOther Features - Hardiness zone 4-8. New growth may emerge white, pinkish, coppery, and other combinations, a showy evergreen shrub when new leaves are emerging. Contrasts nicely with Rhododendron, hides leggy plants, covers shady banks, good undergrowth plant.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained, organic soil, will not withstand drought or dry winds, partial to full shade, rejuvenate by pruning to ground after floweringNative Habitat - Southern Appalachians along streams in shadeDiseases and Insects - Leaf spots, root rotStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Leucothoe.- Other plants of the family Ericaceae.- Other plants of the genus Leucothoe.- Other plants of the species Leucothoe fontanesiana.